About 4 km to the west lies the small town of Sao Bras de Alportel. There are supermarkets (including locals as 'pingo doce', but also the well-known Lidl Germany) and a market hall. Along the main street "Avenida da Liberdade and the annex derived from the streets there are shops, banks, a post office, doctors, hairdressers and many small cafes where you can enjoy a delicious espresso or coffee with typical Portuguese pastries in peace. In the market hall there every morning a large selection of fresh vegetables, fruits or fish. Ausßerdem there is more Butchers, where one can buy fresh meat. Furthermore you will find a variety of bars and restaurants offering national and international cuisine. On Saturdays you can on the so-called Gypsy Market in Sao Bras buy both fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as make a bargain or looking for souvenirs, leather goods and clothing.
Of course, Sao Bras also offers an interesting history. In Sao Bras can be a beautiful old town with typical narrow streets and a very old church 'Igreja Matriz' explore. Behind the church is from an alley, the 'Calçadinha Romana', the one on the right and left walls framed with old Roman road is 5 minutes. Furthermore Sao Bras was in previous years, the summer residence of the bishops of the Algarve and it still stands the former bishop's palace 'Palacio Episcopal'.
At Easter time, thousands of visitors to Sao Bras, to watch the Easter procession. For the 'Festa the Tochas Florida' is the whole city decked out with flowers and designed the procession with a mile-long carpet of flowers.
A More festival is held on the last weekend in July, the 'Feira da Serra'. At this fair you can buy the local products such as honey, fig liqueur, almond desserts, Medronho and cheese directly from the manufacturer. Many craftsmen (basket weavers, shoemakers, blacksmiths Art) exhibit their goods. Dinner occur various music and dance groups in the region. For Dining options include several restaurants serving local dishes.
The nearest large towns are Loulé, about 14 km west, Faro, about 18 km south-west, Tavira, 20 km east and Olhao, about 20 km south-east. Also in Loule Saturdays is a slightly larger gypsy market where it is worth watching over time. Another very large and typical gypsy market is in Estoi (on the way to Faro). However, this will only take place once a month. The not far distant Faro offers the possibility of an extended shopping spree with Forum Algarve 'or even a sightseeing tour with many world-famous churches and beautiful old town, if desired. Some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Europe are within 20-30 minutes by car, including Faro, Dunas Doradas, Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura Quarteira or.
Golf Courses: Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Vila Sol, Vilamoura by car within 30 - 40 minutes reachable.